Jenny & Matt










































Jenny and Matt’s wedding took place at Los Pobalnos a  Historic Inn and Organic Farm.  Nestled in the New Mexican river valley, this property boasts “Territorial Revival” architecture designed by John Gaw Meem, ponds filled with water lilies, roaming wild peacocks, bocce ball courts and surrounding lavender fields.  It is truly a spectacular venue!

Jenny wanted to create a “French Vintage” feel for the wedding, so we chose a soft palette of blush, pale peach and dove grey, accented with a dark navy blue.  Pennysmith’s paper designed a beautiful print suite with decorative vintage motifs reminiscent of early 1900’s Paris.  To bring this motif to the tabletops, sourced decorative shabby chic candelabras and our florist, Amy created lush floral arrangements, spilling with peonies, local garden roses and trailing vines.  The gilded deco chargers from Classic Party Rentals tied the French vintage theme together and brought a touch of sparkle to the table.  During cocktail hour, guests were entertained with sounds from Le Chat Lunatique, a  French Jazz Band while they sipped on champagne and Lillet cocktails infused with French Lavender simple syrup.  The petite Chantilly cake was topped with a vintage bride and groom passed down from Matt’s mother.

From the bride…
One of the best moments of the day was when our wonderful photographer and wedding planner pulled us together for the first look.  I was such a bundle of nerves the whole day, but as soon as I saw Matt, everything fell into place and made sense again.  Until that moment, I hadn’t appreciated everything around me.  Once I really looked around, I was struck by how truly beautiful the day was!

Our gorgeous venue, which was built in the 1920s, is surrounded by fields of lavender and is totally unlike anywhere else in New Mexico.  Since it reminded us of the French countryside and we really wanted to highlight its romance and uniqueness, we went for all things French vintage starting with spectacular deco plate chargers and building from there.   Luckily, I had an amazing wedding planner who really took the idea and ran with it – from invitations to flowers, place settings to cocktails, and our fabulous Gypsy Jazz band, Le Chat Lunatique – everything was perfectly 1920s France.  But it wasn’t until I stood at the end of the aisle and really saw the full effect of our ideas that I realized how lovely it would all be.

Amy Balsters and her amazing floral design blew me away and I was swooning at the overflowing pale pink peonies and greens filling the space.  When we finally got to see our tables complete with the those fantastic chargers and richly gorgeous centerpieces, I was in tears.  It could not have matched my vision more perfectly or turned out so spectacularly.  After a couple of Lillet and champagne cocktails, my nerves were a distant memory, and we had the time of our lives.  I wish we could get married over again just to re-experience the extraordinary beauty and love of that day.


Photography ~ Stacey Adams / Ceremony and Reception venue ~ Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Farm / Rentals ~ Classic Party Rentals / Ceremony and Reception Music ~ Le Chat Lunatique / Inviations and Paper goods ~ Pennysmiths /Floral Design ~ Amy Balsters 


From Rendering to Reality

Brainstorming with my clients has got to be one of the best things ever! There’s nothing better than throwing around ideas and letting the creative juices fly! It’s so exciting to get inspired and super pumped for a wedding design!


That’s exactly how it was with Tracy and Scott. We we’re on the same wavelength right from the get-go! They wanted something colorful, unique, funky and truly Santa Fe and I was ready to deliver. We had a blast sitting in my studio, testing paint chips and succulents, swapping vases and playing with textured linens.


Once we had an idea of our color scheme and vibe, I went to town and drew up a table rendering. What I love about this us that it helps give the client a visual-especially when we’re brainstorming, this ensures that our levels of expectation are the same.  After seeing the rendering, Tracy asked for more punchy floral and I said, “Oh, heck yes! Yippie!”  It also helps to keep a matching color palette throughout the entire wedding design and maintaining a consistency with our design motifs.




Then comes the execution of the rendering. The tables were uniquely styled with pincushion Protea, succulents in planters adorned with gilded lace, agate slices, cactus terrariums and gorgeous floral arrangements of Billy Balls, peonies, sweetheart roses and lilies, freesia and honeysuckle, which I was lucky enough to forage as it had bloomed at the perfect time! I’m always amazed at how much it matches our original idea; it’s so wonderful to see it come to life!

To see Tracy and Scott’s full wedding, click HERE.